Welcome to the site. there is quite a lot here for you to spend time on if you're interested – music, lyrics, scripts, photos, a great and active forum. We have regular news updates for fans and downloadable biographical information for those of you who are music presenters in need of program content. As always, though, I hope you will come to know me first through music. All the albums I have made or to which I have contributed are catalogued. Surprises too, and more to come. Thanks for stopping by. -KE
August 10th, 2015
Kurt Elling wrapped the audience around his finger from the moment he stepped out on stage– right after a smooth introduction by Bill Charlap, the pianist and artistic director of the 92Y Jazz in July Festival. Throughout the night, the ensemble, also including Harry Allen on tenor sax, Warren...
August 7th, 2015
Every baritone jazz singer has to stand comparison to Frank Sinatra, whose shadow looms over them so unremittingly, you want to take pity and just equip them all with miners' helmets. And it's true that in terms of sheer tonal beauty, Kurt Elling — the bari-jazzman of the moment...
August 6th, 2015
DownBeat critics' capsule reviews to accompany John McDonough's full review in DownBeat's August 2015 issue. Kurt Elling, Passion World I was waiting for the wrong move that never came. The Björk cover was a near miss, the least casual and natural seeming, but it doesn't spoil...
June 16th, 2015
To celebrate the worldwide release of Kurt's latest album, Passion World, Concord/Universal Music Group is giving one fan the opportunity to win a one-off, custom-made, signed copy of the album! To be eligible to win this unique prize, Kurt wants to see the view from your window. Fans...
May 1st, 2015
June 9th release features Arturo Sandoval, Sara Gazarek, Till Brönner, Richard Galliano, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the WDR Big Band and Orchestra Passion World, the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, lives up to its title on both counts. Scheduled for release...